Pastors in Africa have mixed religion and business. Many people take the ways of religion, but not all are ordained to become Pastors. Nowadays being a Pastor has been proven to be more profitable than operating a real business.
Pastors in Africa are seen as influential, reputable, and of course, rich. Many Pastors venture into this to experience the worldwide exposure and other profit-making set up in the religion.
This list assesses particular Reverends, Pastors, Prophets and Christian leaders. It will expose the hedonism, Hollywood-like lifestyle, and in some cases, financial venality from their success in reaching the heart and soul of their followers.
- Chris Okotie:
The founder of Household of God Church believed to be one of Nigeria’s most famous pastors. He is a very wealthy man, with a passion for luxury cars. He owns Range Rover and a Rolls Royce Phantom. His net worth estimation at $3-10 million.
- T. B Joshua:
With a wealth of $10-15 million, Forbes once named him as Nigeria’s third richest pastor, a claim that was later denied by his church. It was also rumored that Joshua had purchased a $60 million Gulfstream private jet.
- Aubert Angel:
There is no accurate estimation of his net worth, however, it is confirmed that he owns several residential and commercial properties valued in over $25 million, as well as luxury cars such as a Range Rover, a Lamborghini and a Rolls Royce valued at over $5 million combined.
- Tshifhiwa Irene:
She also has a popular television network on the African broadcast service DStv. She is considered to be one of the richest pastors in the world, with a net worth of roughly $40 million.
- Chris Oyakhilome:
His current net worth is about $50 million. He is also known for his philanthropic works, aiding the weak both spiritually and materially, with his mission’s motto being “every child is your child”.
- Shepherd Bushiri:
The self-proclaimed HIV healer with a net worth is around $150 million. He owns a fleet of cars, a private jet worth about $37 million, and houses across many countries in Africa.
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